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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
It will be business as usual Friday at the Walters Art Museum. The facility closed its doors unexpectedly on Thursday morning after water that seeped in from the overnight storm posed a safety threat to the electrical system. Visitors who were on a tour had to depart prematurely. A BGE crew finished up its work Thursday afternoon and gave the all-clear for the museum to reopen Friday morning. 
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2014
Artist Neil Feather, who builds mechanized musical instruments from bowling balls, film projectors and cigar boxes, among other objects, received this year's $25,000 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize on Saturday evening. Trained as a ceramicist, Feather said he draws inspiration from antique machinery and "strange technology that didn't make it to the mainstream. " "I like listening to all the matter around me vibrating," Feather, 58, said in a phone interview after the award ceremony at the Walters Art Museum . The Waverly resident is a founding member of the Red Room Collective and the High Zero Foundation, groups that have pushed Baltimore to a vanguard of the international experimental music movement.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2011
The Walters Art Museum has entered into a partnership with the Roemer and Pelizaeus Museum in Hildesheim, Germany, to exchange ideas, staff members and art projects, officials announced Tuesday. "The Walters has partnered in the past with exhibitions at the British Museum and in Hamburg," said Regine Schulz, curator of ancient art and director of international curatorial relations at the Walters. "But to have a cooperative partner is a better thing. You can do exhibits together without huge fees.
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July 2, 2014
This schedule will be in effect Friday, July 4: Government offices Closed in all jurisdictions. Courts Closed in all jurisdictions. Libraries Closed in all jurisdictions. Trash No pickup in Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties, and in Baltimore City and Annapolis. Check with contractor in Carroll, Frederick and Harford counties. Parking meters Free in Baltimore City, Howard and Baltimore counties.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2012
Paintings in museum-quality frames are popping up outdoors around town - displayed on a post just outside the entrance to Baltimore's City Hall and along Patterson Park, mounted to the wall on a corner of the Avenue in Hampden. These high-quality reproductions of vintage pieces from the Walters Art Museum give a new meaning to the concept of art in public places. Within the next few weeks, 20 more works will be unveiled, from Fells Point to Meadowood Regional Park near Green Spring Station.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2013
Each summer, you can count on an engaging exhibit of finalists vying for the $25,000 Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. The 2013 showcase of Maryland, Virginia and Washington artists is particularly impressive, offering a mix of photographic storytelling and social commentary, vibrant collage, and even half a pingpong table. This year's display is attractively housed at the Walters Art Museum instead of its usual spot in the Baltimore Museum of Art - an extensive renovation project at the BMA necessitated the temporary relocation.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
The storm overnight in Baltimore brought water into the basement of the Walters Art Museum. The water -  and the resulting electrical issues - forced the venue to close to visitors Thursday morning. Here is the statement from the museum: Due to storm water and electrical issues affecting the Centre Street building of the Walters Art Museum, the museum will be closing to visitors by 11 a.m. Baltimore City and BGE workers are on the way to the museum to assess the severity of the situation.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2013
The Walters Art Museum, a trail-blazer in digitizing its collection and making it available online, has reached an agreement with Stanford University Libraries to give more than 100,000 high-res images of medieval manuscripts what is being called "a second home" in the Stanford Digital Repository. There, the images will receive "long-term protection against file loss or corruption," according to a statement released Thursday by Stanford. Also provided in the arrangement will be "digital handling tools that allow scholars to analyze the manuscripts and compare them with manuscripts elsewhere.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2011
More than 10,000 items in the Walters Art Museum — about a third of the total collection — can now be viewed and downloaded online for free, without copyright restrictions. The museum's collection is "basically public domain," said Dylan Kinnett, manager of web and social media at the Walters. "Something like this would be less likely at a museum with contemporary art, where the artist is still alive or the estate is still active. " The free online accessibility, which complements the Walters' free admission policy, allows viewers to see works spanning several eras, from ancient Egypt and the Americas to 18th- and 19th-century Europe.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
Around the dawn of the 6th century, the philosopher Boethius noted that "music is part of us, and either ennobles or degrades our behavior. " It's still hard to argue with him. In the centuries after Boethius, artists illuminated music's benefits and potential pitfalls in remarkable ways, producing the sorts of works that form an intimate new exhibit at the Walters Art Museum. "Seeing Music in Medieval Manuscripts," which will be on display into mid-October, was curated by Chiara Valle, the Zanvyl Krieger Fellow in the Department of Manuscripts and Rare Books at the museum.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
Around the dawn of the 6th century, the philosopher Boethius noted that "music is part of us, and either ennobles or degrades our behavior. " It's still hard to argue with him. In the centuries after Boethius, artists illuminated music's benefits and potential pitfalls in remarkable ways, producing the sorts of works that form an intimate new exhibit at the Walters Art Museum. "Seeing Music in Medieval Manuscripts," which will be on display into mid-October, was curated by Chiara Valle, the Zanvyl Krieger Fellow in the Department of Manuscripts and Rare Books at the museum.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2014
Steven S. Hsiao, a Johns Hopkins scientist who studied how the brain perceives the shape, size and texture of three-dimensional objects, died of lung cancer June 16 at Hopkins Hospital. The Mount Washington resident was 59. "Steve has been a defining part of Hopkins brain science for over three decades," said Ed Connor, a professor of neuroscience and director of the Johns Hopkins University's Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. Hopkins colleagues said Dr. Hsiao's worked in basic science involving the brain, leading to advancements in complex information processing.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2014
If you had to describe the 2014 Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists Exhibition at the Walters Art Museum in a single word, "visceral" would fit well. "It is about line, color, shape, texture and sound," says Robert Mintz, chief curator at the Walters, who curated the display now on view. Like the 2013 exhibit, this one is being held at the Walters while the usual venue, the Baltimore Museum of Art , is undergoing renovations. Six of the finalists are based in Baltimore, one in Washington.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
The storm overnight in Baltimore brought water into the basement of the Walters Art Museum. The water -  and the resulting electrical issues - forced the venue to close to visitors Thursday morning. Here is the statement from the museum: Due to storm water and electrical issues affecting the Centre Street building of the Walters Art Museum, the museum will be closing to visitors by 11 a.m. Baltimore City and BGE workers are on the way to the museum to assess the severity of the situation.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
It will be business as usual Friday at the Walters Art Museum. The facility closed its doors unexpectedly on Thursday morning after water that seeped in from the overnight storm posed a safety threat to the electrical system. Visitors who were on a tour had to depart prematurely. A BGE crew finished up its work Thursday afternoon and gave the all-clear for the museum to reopen Friday morning. 
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By Laura Barnhardt Cech, For The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2014
Once summer break begins, boredom can set in. Before the whining starts, we've come up with a list of activities proven with local families. Because there are two kinds of fun we search for during Maryland's summer - in the shade and in the water - we've divided them accordingly. Ice rinks are most popular in the winter months, but we're not sure why everyone in Baltimore isn't gliding around on the cool ice when it's hazy, hot and humid outside. Check out the programs at Mount Pleasant Ice Arena ( mtpleasanticearena.com )
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | December 6, 2013
A museum banner above the Walters Art Museum in Mount Vernon fell Friday afternoon, shattering a giant window, drawing emergency crews and closing the museum's ticket office for the day. The sign is located on the Centre Street side of the museum, said Mona M. Rock, museum spokeswoman. No one was hurt and only one pane was shattered - though it was a large one, she said. "We're just grateful no one was injured and we'll be fine," she said. Because the ticket office is closed, Rock said, the exhibit "The Book of the Faiyum," will be free to patrons on Friday.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2013
Works of art can be said to exist fully only when they are put on view. It's the encounter with the viewer that makes art, well, art. And there are certain, straightforward ways we expect those encounters to occur when entering a museum - paintings hanging on a wall, sculptures resting on pedestals, that sort of thing. Photographer Gregory Vershbow toys with those expectations in an intriguing exhibit at the Walters Art Museum , "Site Unseen. " Contemporary exhibits are not a Walters specialty; this one fits beautifully into the venue.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | May 11, 2014
Grumblings seemed few as the 16th Maryland Film Festival wrapped up Sunday, having weathered a forced relocation to North Avenue and other nearby areas. "I've been really enjoying it," cinephile Greg Golinski said Saturday, about halfway through his planned 12-film visit to the festival. The event brought 50 feature films, 10 shorts programs, dozens of filmmakers and thousands of film lovers to Baltimore for the weekend. "Integrating it more into Station North, it's been fun," Golinski said of the move.
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